Book/Shop open their first bricks and mortar shop in Oakland, California! A beautiful sunlit space housing an evolving collection of rare and vintage books, poetry broadsides, prints, reading accessories and handmade bookshelves.
Browse some summer reading lists on the Book/Shop blog
Co-founded by Rick and Megan Prelinger, the collection is an independent research library. Each part of the collection has roots in the personal research projects of the founders who are there during opening hours to offer friendly guidance and insights into the material. Many of the resources are image-rich and in the public domain and the Prelingers encourage sharing and reuse of materials therefore the library is often used by artists, writers and researchers who then contribute work back to the library collection. Nurturing underrepresented histories and narratives through books not commonly found in other libraries the Prelingers have ” tried to assemble a collection that paints a picture of American history and culture through ephemera, periodicals, and books that were often not part of the cultural mainstream. “